Alyona Lanskaya to represent Belarus in Malmö!

Alyona Lanskaya to represent Belarus in Malmö!
Alyona Lanskaya, Belarus 2013. (Photo: Facebook)
Minsk, Belarus -

Belarus was the first country to hold a televised national selection for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. In a truly spectacular show, a 50/50 combination of televoting and a professional jury unanimously decided that Alyona Lanskaya will go on to represent the country in Malmö!

Tonight's show kicked off with a stylish dance choreography, which already gained a huge applause from the public in the BTRC Studio in Minsk. The Belarusian final was presented by Olga Ryzhikova and Denis Dudinsky.

Ten entrants were fighting to win the honour of representing Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest tonight. Their performances provided a great range of musical styles - from rock to latin pop - and entertaining stage acts: Dariya's entry reminded of the 1920s, Beaver Band presented a funny ethnic song, and one of the band members of Nuteki was even lifted above the stage on a rope while a backing artist in a metal costume was walking on stilts!

In the break between the competing songs and the voting, the public was treated with performances of three popular Belarusian music acts: Aleksandra & Konstantin, Gunesh, and Koldun.

In the end, a joint decision of a professional jury and the televoting public led to the winning act that will go on to represent Belarus in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.

This was the line-up of tonight's final (in order of appearance, in brackets: televoting points + jury points= total, placing):

  • Vitaliy Voronko - I Wonder How You (5+2=7, 9.)
  • Max Lawrence - I Love Your Charming Eyes (6+5=11, 5.)
  • Alyona Lanskaya - Rhythm Of Love (12+12=24, 1.)
  • Yankey - Letter To Mother (2+8=10, 7.)
  • Beaver Band - Incredible Girl (3+1=4, 10.)
  • Daria - Catch Me Again (1+10=11, 6.)
  • Uzari - Secret (4+3=7, 8.)
  • Alexei Gross - One Way Love (7+4=11, 4.)
  • Nuteki - Save Me (10+7=17, 2.)
  • Satsura - Get Out Of My Way (8+6=14, 3.)

Thus, Belarus will be represented by a modern and energetic song, Rhythm Of Love, by Alyona Lanskaya! She received the maximum 12 points by both the jury and the public.

Before the winning entry was performed again, Alyona Lanskaya received a crystal trophy symbolizing a heart, the logo symbol of the Eurovision Song Contest. Will she receive yet another trophy in Malmö next May? We shall find out in a bit more than five months from now!

If you missed the Belarusian final, you can watch it again online in our ESCTV Player!

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  • Posted on 8 March 2013 at 05:48
    Comments on Solayho are very divided and that's only natural but, this is one of the few songs in this year competition I can actually dance to hehehe report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6 March 2013 at 18:27
    my favorite so far..Minsk 2014!!
    Go Belarus go report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 March 2013 at 14:03
    Hm, they are rumors that Solayho was plublished back in 2008. I don't know if that is true or not, but smels like new scandal :P report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 March 2013 at 06:05
    Looks like she's gonna sing different song Solayoh and if this is true then Belarus is my absolute favorite this year. I just love Solayoh!!! :))) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 March 2013 at 07:51
    Bad voice, poor performance, lack of choreography itself. Disgusting choice, I doubt the legitimacy of the victory of Alena. Again only semifinal and first place from the end of the list =) I am ashamed for my country. Almost every year, Belarus at Eurovision sends frank trash. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 February 2013 at 19:50
    Poor chanses. Nothing interesting about it. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 February 2013 at 23:45
    Good song! Great performance! It is catchy and very positive. Well done, Alyona!!! Wish you best of luck in the competition. You can make it, Belarus!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 February 2013 at 19:25
    Very poor song... I don't like it at all, bad music, bad vocals.... Not to the final!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 February 2013 at 10:08
    The song not bad, matter in other, Belarus shines nothing on the Eurovision who there wouldn't go, us don't wish to see there therefore all of us lose time. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 February 2013 at 19:47
    The theme is fine, although presumably it will change as always report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 December 2012 at 07:01
    I wish you success and good estimation! Hello from Ukraine) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 December 2012 at 13:28
    Other songs were way better in the NF!! Alyona's was catchy but she is terrible live.
    Nuteki or Satsura should have won!! :P report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 December 2012 at 00:39
    From all the national songs, I mostly like Yankey, Daria and Satsura... Yankey's song and voice is really good, but not for Eurovision. Daria's is kind of old style and that's why catchy... Satsura's performance is great! Pity that they did not send him :((( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 December 2012 at 06:50
    Song's not bad, but I think Nuteki, Daria and Satsura's song were way better. Anyways, let's see if this remains as the belarussian song since I heard rumors about being changed. Good luck to Alyona and Belarus! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 December 2012 at 15:54
    I just can't understand the complaints down there. It's really a good song, I guess it'll easily go through!!! Go go Alyona!! report to the moderator